With face coverings being mandatory in most public settings and now within certain parts of schools, we have donated 10,000 masks specifically manufactured for children to worthy organisations nationwide including Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, King’s Mill Hospital, Girlguiding Nottinghamshire, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, Sneinton St Stephen’s C of E School and more.
Claire Harness, Deputy Director of Nursing at Sheffield Children’s, said: “We’re very grateful for this donation as the safety of all our patients is paramount. During the COVID-19 pandemic we are doing everything we can to make sure patients and families are safe when they come to Sheffield Children’s. We ask that all patients and visitors wear a face covering when coming to the Trust – this can be a scarf, religious face covering or fabric face mask. This donation will help us provide a face mask to those children who arrive without one and will help protect them, other patients, visitors and staff. Thank you.”
Emily Hogan, Brownie and Rainbows Leader at Girlguiding Nottinghamshire, commented, “This kind donation of children’s masks was wholeheartedly appreciated and will help us as an organisation to take the correct precautions when deciding how we will carefully reopen.”
Richard Ardis, Managing Director at Trusted PPE, explains, “The government has recently implemented a lot of important changes in an effort to start getting our country and economy back up and running. Not only has non-essential retail opened back up, but hospitals have made it compulsory to wear masks inside, and just recently it’s been announced that face coverings will become mandatory in school corridors where social distancing is more difficult.
“The aim of Trusted PPE is to support the nation through the pandemic, so it seemed entirely right that we give a portion of our PPE away to organisations working with children which would benefit from our support. We wanted to reach out to our social media following and ask for nominations from the general public. Our aim was to relieve the worry and pressures that parents and carers are experiencing right now regarding the safety of their children.”